Aimee K. Shaw, M.A.
Aimee is a shamanic practitioner (or a soul whisperer) who uses core shamanic principles and techniques within a culturally eclectic and unique, growing mix of practices intended to facilitate profound healing of the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual bodies.
- You are suffering with symptoms you relate to as anxiety, depression, mood instability, addiction, unexplained grief, physical illnesses, have a history of trauma, and/or have a history of mental health diagnoses and you are seeking alternative and/or complimentary spiritual modalities of healing.
- You are open to the possibilities and ‘miracles’ of healing, believe you have the capacity to heal, and are willing to co-facilitate a healing process.
- You are either knowledgeable or open and curious about shamanism, which is a soul-oriented approach to healing that includes removing what isn’t organic to the soul, retrieving organic aspects that have separated, integration of retrieved soul aspects, and cultivating soulful ways of being.
As a shaman I intercede in the spiritual realm, using my unique vision, empathic, and intuitive ways of knowing and navigating, relying on my forged alliances with benevolent, helping spirits to assess the soul state of my clients. While accessing the spiritual realm I can do extraction, soul retrieval, midwifery (soul transitions), and other spontaneous and unique shamanic services, all intended to ease symptoms, restore wholeness, and support soulful development. In my shamanic practice the goal of soul work is to integrate the free and actualized pure essence of the I AM self.
My services are individual and either in person, or in distance if local connection isn’t possible. I also facilitate community groups, including SoulCollage®, shamanic healing/teaching circles, ceremonial circles, and improvisational groups (play). I am honored to work with all ages, genders, and orientations.
*Please note that if you are interested in my services for someone other than yourself, I am unable to offer services without the expressed permission of the person you are contacting me about. If this person is unable to give consent, we can discuss whether I can be of service.
In 2015 I became a student of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and am currently enrolled in the Three Year Residency Program. I am also a member of the Society for Shamanic Practice. In early 2017 I became a student at the School of Modern Soul Science. I have been a SoulCollager since 2011, and in 2014 I became a certified SoulCollage® facilitator. I am Reiki I/II attuned and have studied for 18 months under dream shaman, Robert Moss. I have a B.A. in psychology (1995) and an M.A. in criminal justice with a social work concentration (1997). I have a professional career history working with domestic violence victims and perpetrators. I contributed an original piece of research on the topic for my thesis, and have written and published a book for Christians on domestic violence. I also started a 501c3 in 2001 in support of this work. I have worked professionally with juvenile probationers, foster youth and families, and developmentally disabled individuals and their families, including developmentally delayed criminal offenders. I have been building a shamanic practice since late 2016.
I was initiated to my shamanic path as a child, as I experienced ongoing, profound, multi-level trauma. This led me into prematurely assuming adult responsibilities, and additional traumas in early adulthood, including addiction, suicide attempts, domestic violence, and eventually metastatic cancer. A profound spiritual awakening occurred in 1995 when I was pregnant with my third child, who has autism. While I have been on a shamanic path since childhood, not having strong cultural lineage in the United States, I wasn’t cognizant that my experiences were indications of the path, nor did I have shamanic elders. I see my current place on my path as an extension of my formal education and career, which I had to let go of in 2006 when my cancer metastasized and doctors were urging me to prepare for death. After intensely focusing on self-healing (I have had no evidence of dis-ease since 2007), it was through my son with autism I have also experienced my third most significant shamanic initiation, as my path as the Wounded Healer shifted from self-healing to assisting my son in healing from his psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. My oldest child is a combat-injured veteran, and his request for assistance in transitioning out of the military is what led me to move in 2013 from my lifetime home in California to Texas. Because of my experience in living with him for three years post-military discharge, I have keen insights and a passion to work with our wounded veterans and their families. While I have a vision for a free-standing shamanic clinic (Buffalo Medicine Lodge) to serve our wounded veterans and their families, I continue to learn from every client I am privileged to be in relationship with, and so I remain thankful to all who feel called to my services.